Chestermere residents will begin to have an easier time commuting into Calgary this year, as transit plans from Chestermere to Calgary will be moving forward for the fall of 2021.
In February of 2019, city administration was given the mandate to explore the feasibility of a functional, reliable, and cost-effective transit connection between Chestermere and Calgary, and last year council was presented with a technical perspective, which featured the extension of the Max Purple Route.
“Last week, we were very pleased to hear an update about how our staff is working closely with the City of Calgary to finalize an agreement to extend the Max Purple line into Chestermere,” said Mayor Marshall Chalmers.
Adding, “There are still details to be worked out, but adding transit as a service to our community is on the horizon for this fall.”
On March 16, Chestermere administration presented an update to City Council at their regular meeting outlining that the agreement is in development and included the draft of a potential route, a timeline, budget, and second reading of a transit bylaw.
City staff anticipates bringing forward the final details to council in the second quarter of 2021.
“We know that many residents are looking forward to having a transit option and we are pleased to be delivering on campaign promises we made in 2017. We will keep the community up to date on the progress of this important project and look forward to launching this new service this fall,” Chalmers said.
“Council recognized there is an opportunity to better the lives of existing and future residents, lessen our impact on the environment, reduce traffic congestion, save money for residents’ household budgets, provide a safe form of transportation and overall to increase the mobility of all residents in this growing community,” said the Co-Director of the City’s Community Growth & Infrastructure Team, Jeff Gibeau.
For additional information, visit, www.chestermere.ca/transit.